Giving a great talk is one of the easiest ways to stand out at an academic conference and offers an important opportunity to enhance your research reputation. Thus, the effective communication of scientific knowledge is an essential component of any career in science. The ability to present one’s research in English is becoming ever more important for scientists of all disciplines. This practical two-day course will provide you with key elements for a successful presentation in an international setting and help you build confidence in your presentation style.


  • Planning and preparing a scientific talk
  • Using helpful idioms to deliver a successful scientific talk
  • Tips and tools for talks in international settings
  • Dealing with difficult questions and members of the audience
  • Insight into communication psychology
  • Practical exercises and talks by participants

In this course you will learn the key elements of oral presentations. You will gain helpful tools for structuring your talk, communicating the key messages to your respective audience and creating professional slides. You will learn how to cope with stage fright and time constraints. You will develop ideas and strategies that will enable you to successfully manage a Q&A session

This training course is aimed at postgraduates, researchers and teaching scientists who are non-native speakers but fluent in English and would like to have more practice and guidance for presentations in English.



20.02.2019 - 21.02.2019

Die Teilnahme an diesem Seminar ist nicht mehr möglich.


ZEW – Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung

L 7, 1 68161 Mannheim